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Old 04-01-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
 
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Would you buy a cake for a child's bday party from a company called Sweetgasm? Or just boycott on GP?

They are beautifully decorated.
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The name sucks. It doesn't roll off the tongue or anything.

But the horrible play on words wouldn't keep me from buying cake.
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No I would not. I work for a wine distributor that carries "If You See Kay" wine which is absolutely delish, but I will not buy it because I don't want my kids talking about it at school, which they would do about the wine or the cake company. I just don't need that phone call.
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The name sucks. It doesn't roll off the tongue or anything.
Try it with a severe southern accent: sweeeeeeeeet-ga-zim

No, that's no better either. Sorry.
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Also, when you buy a child's cake, when do they know where it comes from?

I have no idea the names of the bakeries my parents shopped at when I was young. If they went to one because it make them laugh, more power to them.

All I cared about was the cake. And frosting.

I could not have cared less about the box. Pink, blue, black. Never entered my mind.
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I have a 6 year old that is learning to read and he reads EVERYTHING like he's a spy and English is his own secret code. So he'd read the label on the cake box with fury and thunder. And he'd repeat it when I'd least want him to :blush:

If it weren't for that, yes, I would buy from them. I'd buy hubby a cake from there if we had the house to ourselves
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What Minxy said.
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if you really want the cake from there, take the label off, or put it in a different box.

A name wouldn't really hinder me, Especially a place with cakes....
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If they had the best cake or type of cake that I wanted for my child's party or any party for that matter, I would buy it and not worry about the name. I would also explain it to my daughter if she asked. One of my friends back east used to make erotic cakes because she could sell a cake that takes the same amount of time that her princess cakes used to take for about ten times the amount. She made my daughter's Winnie the Pooh cake for her 1st birthday.

I don't remember how old your children are but if they are in school, kids talk about all kinds of stuff. My daughter is in middle school and most of the kids watch Game of Thrones. I won't let her watch but if she asks me a direct questions about something she heard about the show, I will answer. I would let her watch if it wasn't so violent.

My daughter is now 12 and I've always answered her questions and not "sheltered" her from the world the she is going to be on her own in, in what for me is a rather short time. She asked my husband and I about "69" the other day because some kids were referencing it at school and she didn't know what it meant. I explained. My husband froze. He said later that he thought I was brilliant, which is always nice to hear from your partner.
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If you take it out of the box and the child only sees the cake, will it still be an issue?
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if you really want the cake from there, take the label off, or put it in a different box.

A name wouldn't really hinder me, Especially a place with cakes....
Yep.

I wouldn't boycott on principle, but might on not wanting to deal with questions from kids - and if for a party would most definitely not want a label with name showing out for other people's kids to see. Without knowing your kids personally, I can't say if it's a discussion you'd even remotely be able to have at this stage for them, or if it would be better to make it a plain, unmarked box kind of cake...

ETA: I wouldn't be surprised if the bakery had plain boxes with no labels they could use if you asked. Now, if they dismissed your concerns about children seeing the name on labels I would boycott on principle, as it's not their place to define how you raise your child.
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Also, when you buy a child's cake, when do they know where it comes from?

I have no idea the names of the bakeries my parents shopped at when I was young. If they went to one because it make them laugh, more power to them.

All I cared about was the cake. And frosting.

I could not have cared less about the box. Pink, blue, black. Never entered my mind.

I always knew where my bakery cakes came from, because my cousins owned a bakery for several years, but I still agree with this. It really did not matter where my cake came from, as long as it was delicious.

I would take it out of the box, and not think twice about it.
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I would buy it. Like others, take it out of the box or take the label off if it's a issue.

They do some really great stuff!

https://www.facebook.com/sweetgasmca.../photos_albums
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No I would not. I work for a wine distributor that carries "If You See Kay" wine which is absolutely delish, but I will not buy it because I don't want my kids talking about it at school, which they would do about the wine or the cake company. I just don't need that phone call.
My name is Kay. I would so buy that wine. I'm going to google it, so I can get a bottle or 2....I would buy the cake. I like the name of the business, but would unbox it, so a young child wouldn't see the name.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #15
 
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Sweetgasm isn't even a real word. If the kid asked me about it, I'd answer truthfully:

"I have no idea what it means; I think they made it up".

And if he says the word in public, so what? It's not a real word...how can it be a bad word?
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I don't remember how old your children are but if they are in school, kids talk about all kinds of stuff. . .
K is 6 and just learning to read. He is not sheltered. For example, he knows where baby chicks come from. But that doesn't mean I want him saying Sweetgasm at school.

The original question was would we buy a cake there for a child. I stand by my "no." You (general you) can make your own choices about your own kids.
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It's a cheesy name and it's just trying too hard. The second someone asked me where I got it and I had to say "Sweetgasm" my eyes would roll right out of my head. So no. And while I don't have some huge issue with my daughter reading and repeating the name, she would want details and it's not the kind of conversation I want to have over birthday cake. But mostly, I just dumb.
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it doesnt seem like an adult cake store so i dont see the issue. is the cakes not good? honestly it took me a second to get why the concern. my poor brain.

i never remember even seeing a box that my sister's birthday cakes came in. i dont think anyone cared.

sidestory: when i was about 8 my aunt through a birthday party for my uncle. she had a regular cake for the kids and an adult cake as a joke for him. it was a naked women i saw the cake. i ate the cake. it was the best freaking cake ever!!!! several relatives went to the bakery for kid friendly cakes because the bakery was just so good. i dont remember a box.
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I agree with RCW,

I mean the little kid probably doesn't know what ORGASM means or even know about that word...period.


So, if they asked what's sweetgasm...um the name of the bakery. Period point blank. Because it is.


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When I was a child I said orgasm out loud instead of organism because I learned about organisms in 4th grade and my parents freaked out, and then I kept saying orgasm because they spazzed, everytime I said it, I had no idea what it meant, I didn't care either, I just liked to make them spazz.


Depending on the age a kid isn't going to care what the word means, and again, RCW point is truth, it's not a real word, its the name of the bakery. So techinically you don't have to explain anything, unless they know of the word orgasm...and can put those two together.
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For the record...I think Sweetgasm is a stupid name. I blame it on NARS.
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